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Re: I. unguicularis and Companion Planting

Louise Parsons wrote:
> ....
> Speaking of impulse I got I. unguicularis for the winter bloom this way, but
> I don't know the best time to divide it.  References conflict here
> mentioning both fall and spring division.  I tried to nibble at some of my
> larger clumps in early spring, but the divisions did not root.  Because
> growers sell these for shipment in the fall, I now wonder if this is the
> best time to divide.

Right at the end of the bloom season or just after it seems 
to work well in Los Angeles. Fall should be okay, too.

> I am also wondering how to pollinate these better so that I could share more
> seed. Seed set is always so sparse on mine. 

They set seed? I've been growing for ~5 years and have not seen any. 
The clumps sure grow well, though.


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